Freeze-Resistant Cockroaches Invade Manhattan

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2013 In Technology

The National Security Agency’s high-tech online spying, the debut of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, and the rise of wearable computers such as smartwatches were all major news stories this year.
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Freeze-Resistant Cockroaches Invade Manhattan

A particularly hardy species of Asian cockroach known as Periplaneta japonica, which can withstand freezing temperatures and winter conditions, has been found in Manhattan, its first confirmed presence in the United States. What do you think?

  • “Great, just another thing obnoxious New Yorkers get to brag about.”

    Curtis Toth
    Computer Salesman
  • “Never heard of it, and I’ve been freezing bugs for a while.”

    Leona Wolf
    Rug Weaver
  • “Takashi made it alive to New York! Yay!”

    Ken Okita
    Carpenter
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